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Kei Baritugo

21 Jump Street delivers great laughs at SXSW

At the SXSW Festival in Austin, 21 Jump Street stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum win over crowds with self-deprecating humour.

SXSW Film 2012 Award Winners

The SXSW Film Festival has announced its award winners.

Women talk about fashion and technology while getting dolled up at Beauty Bar X

From March 10th to the 12th, women trekked from all over town to get into Buyosphere's Beauty Bar X, where they enjoyed free manicures, massage, gifts, and more. 

Beauty is Embarrassing: The irreverent and inspiring story of prolific artist, Wayne White

Ever wondered who created the offbeat set design for Pee-wee's Playhouse or the cool artwork for Smashing Pumpkin's "Tonight, Tonight" music video? We did. That's why we went to the premiere of...

Robo-boxing, electo-tennis and more at the SXSW Interactive opening party sponsored by Frog and Microsoft

The Palmer Events Centre exuded nerd cool last night at the SXSW Interactive opening party. The event was staged outdoors with trans/electro-rave music, as well as live, interactive gaming stations,...

Metabridge and Digby host SXSW VIP lounge, North of 41 Canadian party

Canadian industry leaders and VIP guests filled Metabridge and Digby’s VIP lounge.

SXSW documentary and feature films: Marley, We are Legion and more

There are 132 feature films playing in the film portion of SXSW, 74 of which are world premieres, 17 North American premieres, and 11 U.S. premieres. That’s 12 hours of film viewing for the next 9...

SXSW opening parties

Despite the Vancouver-esque weather here in Austin, many SXSW attendees managed to brave the winds and strong rains last night to attend the various happy hours and opening parties. We managed to...

Freshbooks welcomes SXSW attendees with Texan barbeque

Driving at night in the rain, we almost missed the turn off to the ranch where Canadian company, FreshBooks was hosting a party for SXSW attendees. The Salt Lick, a famous barbeque joint in Texas,...

Welcome to SXSW Adventures

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a mammoth of a festival, with approximately 32,000 registrants and over 5,000 events for their Interactive, Film, and Music components—not to mention, all the unofficial...